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Archive: April, 2011

Bill Iezzi: CH East Wins Track Dispute and Title

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 5:06 PM
After the Cherry Hill East boys 4x400-meter team won the South Jersey Large Schools race for the second time in two years Saturday at the Penn Relays, it was disqualified. Officials said that lead runner Mike Oliver had strayed from his lane illegally and gone back. However, East assistant Mike Surrency... Read more

Bill Iezzi: More on Kingsway's Softball Loss

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 9:30 AM
Kingsway softball coach Tony Barchuk put the Dragons' first softball loss in 11 games into perspective Thursday morning. Penns Grove, a .500 team, beat then-undefeated Kingsway, 4-1, Tuesday. In an e-mail, Barchuk said his players hit the ball sharply; however, Penns Grove caught every line drive... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Softball Shocker

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:04 PM
Kingsway had been rolling along undefeated in its first 10 games, when suddenly it lost to a 2-4 team. Penns Grove beat Kingsway, 4-1, on Tuesday and the secret is in the box score. The Dragons committed three errors, the most in any game this season. But the loss didn’t affect their ranking... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Audubon Softball For Real

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 7:57 PM
The Audubon softball team showed that it is for real Tuesday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Colonial Conference rival Sterling. Ranked No. 6 by The Inquirer, the Green Wave rolled No. 3 Sterling with a defense that was better than the opposition and that's the name of the game as teams go deeper... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Another Softball Tourney Washout

Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:12 AM
The Overbrook Softball Tournament, postponed by rain last Saturday to this Saturday, has been moved to next Saturday due to the weather. The postponement has put off once again a pitchers' duel between Absegami ace Kelly Lupton and Sterling star Sarah Almasy. Almasy, a senior, has an 8-1 record and... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Kingsway First Baseman Hurt

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:15 PM
Kingsway first baseman Jesse Phillips sat out Thursday's game with Shawnee with an injury. Coach Tony Barchuk expects her to return to the lineup against Williamstown on Monday. Phillips, a four-year starter, "tweaked her ankle" while crossing home plate in the second inning of a Tri-County Conference... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Rain Affects Softball Tournaments

Friday, April 15, 2011, 11:05 AM
The threat of rain, which has been causing upheaval with area softball schedules, has pushed up the times that at least two softball tournaments will start on Saturday. The Rancocas Valley Elite Softball Tournament will start the two semifinal games between RV and Audubon and Gloucester and Buena... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Delran's First Softball Victory

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:56 AM
Delran exploded to its first softball victory this year when the Bears blasted Trenton Catholic, 19-0, Wednesday. The win was gratifying to Alexis Grandinetti, Delran's first-year head coach who, with the rest of the team, has been suffering through rainouts and fields too wet to use. Rachel Bintliff... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Township Softball Makes Statement

Friday, April 8, 2011, 11:47 AM
Washington Township clobbered No. 8 Eastern, 9-1, Wednesday to send shock waves through The Inquirer's Top 10 rankings. The unranked Minutemaids stroked 14 hits, including doubles by Christina Austin, Kylie Mullholland, Kristen Turner, Alissa Schoelkopf, Nikki Sandelier and Jessica Fanty. Junior... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Kingsway Clobbers Opponents

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 11:00 AM
At a time of the softball season when many coaches are coaxing their batters to put the ball in play, Kingsway has come out smokin'. The Dragons have scored 47 runs in the first four games of the season. Pitcher Dominique Ficara has won all of those games, allowing only seven runs. Kingsway is 2-0... Read more
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